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Brazil | Dismay after environment minister calls murdered forest defender Chico Mendes “irrelevant”

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazilian environmental groups on Tuesday blasted President Jair Bolsonaro’s environment minister after he dismissed the murdered Amazon rain forest defender Chico Mendes as “irrelevant.”


“I don’t know Chico Mendes,” Environment Minister Ricardo Salles told reporters on an interview show late Monday night, when asked about the famous Brazilian rubber tapper, union leader and environmentalist who was murdered in 1988.


https://www.reuters.com/article/us-brazil-environment/brazil-minister-blasted-for-calling-murdered-amazon-defender-irrelevant-idUSKCN1Q1289

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